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Weekly Update - October 22, 2016: Pixel, YouTube, Google+

This week’s top updates:

  • The #madebygoogle Pixel phones are finally on sale and in users' hands 
  • There are new data filters for YouTube Analytics realtime reports
  • Google+ for web and Google Photos were also updated
There are also updates and tips for Google Photos, Google+, YouTube, webmasters, AdSense publishers, Android lovers, Facebook live streamers, Google Docs users and more.

Image: Franz Marc detail from In the Rain (1912) Public domain


  • 17 October Everyone updated to the new Hangouts Chrome Extension experience
  • 18 October Webmaster Central office hours Hangout
  • 19 October Google Sheets Webinar with Top Contributor Ted Juch 
  • 21 October Webmaster Central office hours Hangout
  • 26 October Free webinar about Google Photos with Top Contributor Russ Buchmann
  • 26 October Google Small Business partners with the Small Business Administration to host a livestream training
  • 31 October Post your #Googleween13 post on Google+ through the 31st, and the official Google+ Page may reshare it.
  • 31 October YouTube Data API v2 shutting down, will no longer be able to upload videos (make sure all your third party apps that upload to YouTube are up to date!)
  • 4 November Panoramio closing 

YouTube and Video Creation

Go Live

  • Update Facebook rolling out the option to schedule live broadcasts to verified pages (Facebook Media blog)
  • Tip Live stream to Facebook from your Windows computer without an encoder (Craig Long)
  • Ad campaign to promote Facebook Live in the UK and the US starts Sunday - but is it irresponsible? (Krishna De)

Google+ and Spaces

  • Update Google+ Web Updates Oct 21: post thumbnails on Notifications screen, new icon to open post page (Luke Wroblewski)
  • Tip Add hovercards to Google+ profile links on your website or blog (Robert Wallis)
  • Tip Add formatting to your YouTube (and Google+) comments (YouTube Help)

Other Social Media

Google Photos and Mobile Photography

Google for businesses

Bloggers and Webmasters

  • Tip October 18: Webmaster Central office hours Hangout (Google Webmasters)
  • Tip October 21: Webmaster Central office hours Hangout (Google Webmasters)
  • Update Bringing 360 Videos and Photos into Instant Articles (Facebook Media blog)
  • Tip Add hovercards to Google+ profile links on your website or blog (Robert Wallis)
  • Tip Use Google Analytics to understand your YouTube channel visitors and their actions (Social Media Examiner)

AdSense and advertising

  • AdSense wants your feedback! (Inside AdSense)
  • Tip Learn the top triggers of AdSense policy violation warnings (Inside AdSense)
  • Tip Have you lost access to your AdSense account? Or think it's been hacked? (Inside AdSense)

Hangouts and Messaging

Nexus, Android, Project Fi


Privacy and Security

More around the web

Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links